The value of detachment in decision-making

09/24/2013 | Great Leadership

Trappist monks practice "detachment" from earthly things -- a valuable trait for CEOs to cultivate, writes August Turak. Detachment doesn't mean a lack of passion or commitment, but rather a determination to make decisions on their merits and to put higher values ahead of personal pride. "Trappist monks are not successful in business despite their commitment to selfless service but because of it," Turak writes.

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